Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Handmade book

I went to Papersource in Lincoln Park last week and bought precut book board and bound paper in a little packaged set, a roll of binding tape, bookbinding paste, several sheets of gorgeous paper and a new bone folder, my old one is probably still packed away in some box.
It sort of felt like cheating putting this book together it went so easily. I learned some basics of bookbinding when i was in art school a million years ago and it is much more labor intensive to make a book from scratch than it is buying everything precut and bound. They have so many beautiful papers and bookmaking supplies at Papersource, one could get very carried away. I want to go back and buy more. You may not be able to see this, but this books pages are printed with a grid.

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